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Grand tour of Egypt's history

16 days from $7,260pp Inc. Flights

Grand tour of Egypt's history

16 days from $7,260pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Luxor
  • Aswan
  • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dashur

  • Explore the temples and tombs of Luxor

  • Fly to Abu Simbel to see this impressive temple complex

  • Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum

  • Visit Philae Temple and relax in Aswan

  • Enjoy the Mediterranean ambience of Alexandria

Audley Travel Country Specialist Kerry-Ann

What our specialists say...

This itinerary takes in the awesome temples around Cairo and the Nile, with time on Egypt's Mediterranean coast to provide an interesting contrast. In Cairo you can explore the varied sights of one of Africa's most fascinating cities, including the legendary Pyramids. A diversion to Alexandria offers some slightly more recent history, with Greek and Roman sites to discover. After a brief stopover back in Cairo, you board a Nile cruise to enjoy the picturesque riverside scenery and vast array of temples in Luxor, Aswan and the surrounding areas.

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Itinerary highlights

  • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dashur

  • Explore the temples and tombs of Luxor

  • Fly to Abu Simbel to see this impressive temple complex

  • Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum

  • Visit Philae Temple and relax in Aswan

  • Enjoy the Mediterranean ambience of Alexandria

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Audley Travel specialist Amira
Amira, Egypt specialist

What our specialists say

This itinerary takes in the awesome temples around Cairo and the Nile, with time on Egypt's Mediterranean coast to provide an interesting contrast. In Cairo you can explore the varied sights of one of Africa's most fascinating cities, including the legendary Pyramids. A diversion to Alexandria offers some slightly more recent history, with Greek and Roman sites to discover. After a brief stopover back in Cairo, you board a Nile cruise to enjoy the picturesque riverside scenery and vast array of temples in Luxor, Aswan and the surrounding areas.

  • Cairo
  • Alexandria
  • Cairo
  • Luxor
  • Aswan
  • Cairo

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Day 1 Cairo

Cairo

On arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met by one of our representatives. From here, you will be transferred by private car to your hotel in the capital.

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Day 3 Alexandria

Cairo , Alexandria

After a leisurely morning you will be driven to Alexandria.

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Day 4 Alexandria

Alexandria

Today you will have a full day tour of the major sites in Alexandria, including the Pompey's Pillar, Catacombs, the National Museum and Alexandria Library.

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Day 5 Cairo

Day 6 Cairo

Cairo

Today you will be collected from your hotel for a full day guided tour of the Pyramids at Giza (and the Sphinx), Saqqara and Dahshur.

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Day 7 Cairo

Cairo

Today's excursion includes a guided tour of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities with your private guide plus a visit to the ancient citadel - its hilltop location offers wonderful views over the city. You will also explore Mohammed Ali mosque, and the labyrinthine souqs of the Khan el Khalili bazaar.

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Day 8 Cairo

Cairo

Today you have a full day exploring the intricacies of Medieval Cairo and its historic monuments.

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Day 9 Luxor

Cairo , Luxor

After your short flight to Luxor you have a guided tour of Luxor Museum, where many of the exhibits are from the temples and tombs of the Theban area.

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Day 10 Luxor

Luxor

This morning you will be transferred to your cruise and will enjoy an excursion to the magnificent temple of Karnak. After lunch visit the West Bank to explore the picturesque tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, as well as the modernist-looking temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

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Day 11 Luxor

Luxor

You will sail to Qena early this morning where you will visit the fabulously preserved Temple complex of Dendera. Enjoy lunch on board as you gently cruise to Luxor where you will visit the famous Luxor Temple.

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Day 12 Luxor

Luxor

Visit Edfu temple this morning and take part in a fabulous Egyptian cookery lesson. You will have a chance to visit the crocodile god Sobeks temple at Kom Ombo before your lavish 'Egyptian Night' dinner.

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Day 13 Luxor

Luxor

After viewing Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk, take a traditional sail boat ride on a 'felucca'. This evening the crew will host a superb gala dinner for your last night on board.

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Day 14 Aswan

Luxor , Aswan

Today you have the opportunity to visit the superb temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. After a short flight down Lake Nasser, you will be met and transferred to the archeological site with your guide, who will explain the history of the monuments, before you enter the temples themselves. After flying back to Aswan, you have the afternoon at leisure to relax or explore Aswan's souqs.

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Day 15 Cairo

Aswan , Cairo

After a leisurely morning before catching your flight to Cairo, where you will be collected and taken to your airport hotel for your last night in Egypt.

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Day 16 Return home

Cairo

You will be collected from your hotel in time to check in for your flight home today.

Audley Travel Country Specialist Kerry-Ann
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